Toddler Bedding Tutorials Mayhem…

One of my favorite things that I took away from our stint in Europe was our little one’s bedding. Comforters are standard for babies and kids alike over there, and it was always so much easier to clean just removing the duvet cover.

Alas, it has been sitting in our cedar chest ever since our return as I could never find a store over here that sold Toddler size duvet covers! Not even Pottery Barn, that sells the toddler size comforters, but no duvet covers to go with them, go figure!

With the weather getting colder, that little quilt just isn’t cutting it anymore…

Then the light bulb went off…Silly Mommy, I can SEW one…duh!

Now I know, I know…babies aren’t supposed to have blankets in their cribs. So please, this tutorial is for the toddler in your life! Either still in a crib, or moving from that crib into their toddler bed!

To learn how to make your own Toddler Duvet Cover, click HERE.

Need to know how to make a simple toddler size pillow? Click HERE.

Now, I made all of the measurements in my tutorials to fit that Pottery Barn toddler size comforter and toddler size pillow, but of course you can adjust them to suit your own needs!

Didn’t over register at Pottery Barn for your baby shower, or do a stint in Europe like I did, and happen to have one of these sitting around like I did? They are hard to come by here in America!!!

No worries, I can show you how to make a couple of your own comforters by converting a simple twin into 2 toddler size comforters! Click HERE for that tutorial.

Need a tutorial for a fitted sheet to match all of your new bedding? I found a great one on-line HERE.

But the best part about this Toddler bedding tutorial mayhem?

I made EXTRA!!!

I fell in love with the Its a Hoot by MoMo fabric for Moda, and decided it was the perfect fabric to do my very first give away with! Want to score some free toddler bedding for yourself? Check back on Cyber Monday where my sister over at HIT will be hosting the give-away! Silly for me to do it with so few followers to date, lets share the love!

So get sewing, customize that room for the toddler in your life! Don’t let the quilters have all the fun with your baby’s room!!!

Sweet Dreams kiddos :)


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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    Great idea!! Love how this can be, literally, made to order!! Think of all the possibilities AND all the beautifully coordinated kids rooms this will inspire people to create!!

  2. says

    I have to questions, first what type of fabric do you recommend for the duvet cover? Second if I was to use two different fabrics would I just spilt the yardage in half? Also I love your blog, this post will be a big help in upgrading my toddlers room.

  3. says

    Hi Modern Momma –
    You can use almost any fabric for your duvet cover! For my kids, I personally like 100% cotton. But that is just a personal preference.

    If you want to use 2 different fabrics, as in 1 fabric for the front and 1 fabric for the back, then simply cut:
    * Cut (1) 38” x 52” rectangle of fabric from your first fabric
    * Cut (1) 38” x 55” rectangle of fabric from your second fabric

    Hope this helps!

  4. says

    Hi! Darling idea and I can’t wait to get started! Thanks for sharing!
    Question for you…
    The PBK comforter measures 36×50. Are you sewing a 1/4 inch seam, 1/2 inch? (Perhaps I missed this on the tutorial?) This would leave a little bit of extra room for the comforter, right? The PBK duvets measure the same. What is the finished size of yours?
    Thanks again for your help and for sharing your talent!

    • says

      Hi Michelle, I always say 1/2″ – but usually end up actually doing a 1/4″. I think a little extra room would be ideal – so would probably refer to the 1/4″. This gives a finished duvet of just about 37.5″ x 51.25″.

  5. says

    Is there going to be extra fabric at the end of this? If 4 yards of material is 144 inches, but we are only cutting the two big pieces into 107 inches lenght, doesn’t that leave a yard at the end?

  6. says

    Thank you so much for this great tutorial. I used it to make my daughter her first duvet cover and pillow… And she won’t even be big enough for it for another 6+ months! I was itching for a new project, and really enjoyed making this for her. Thanks! (Naomi)

    • says

      I just saw some of the other comments, and wanted to add: I used Shirting for the back of the duvet (the side that’s against the skin), because shirting is extra soft. I used 100% cotton for the front, three different designs that I used in three wide stripes. The bottom stripe was about 35″ tall, the middle stripes was about 3″ and the last one was the remaining length. The middle stripe is the same fabric as the shirting, so that there is continuity between the front and the back. Hope this helps someone!

  7. says

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  8. Lori L. says

    Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I just completed my first toddler’s duvet cover using your tutorial. I had bought an Ikea toddler duvet cover and tweaked the measurements on your tutorial to fit my duvet and it turned out great!

  9. Susan says

    Thank you so much for posting this. I live in Guatemala and it is unheard of to have and heating and cooling in their houses. A nice thick comforter is a need for my little girl in the winter. (Yes, it gets cold here.) I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

  10. says

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! I’ve been scouring the internet for a cute set for my daughter, but nothing was meeting my price/quality/look expectations. I had considered making a quilt…but I’ve never made a quilt in my life and I have a baby due in two months! Anyway, I can’t wait to make this! Thanks for such clear instructions.

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